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I remember when I was a senior in high school and hung out with a sort of goofy crowd, we all spent several weeks wracking our brains trying to find a way to inject some kind of originality into our senior photos. We knew anything too outrageous or offensive would get stopped by yearbook censors, so about the only thing we could come up with was growing some dirty-looking caterpillar mustaches.
If only we’d been in Korea, where some high schools – realizing that senior year is the last time in their lives that youths really get to act like kids – allow nearly any kind of wacky individual and group photos the kids see fit to take:
▼ You’d be forgiven for thinking this is about the worst they got away with, but we’re just getting started.
Photo and Text by Nuno Bernardo
With his bandmates Noah Landis and Greg Dale, Scott Kelly led a warm and cozy performance as a man who seems to miss his home and his family, making sense of their name, Scott Kelly and the Road Home. The Portuguese audience was his family for two days – first at Passos Manuel (Porto) and then at Galeria Zé dos Bois, where I met him singing about his life and personal struggles on a very rainy evening in Lisbon. His songs from “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” are a clear way to heal Scott’s past wounds from Neurosis live experiences.
Some voices have an effect on me that almost cannot be described because of the impact they have had on my life. Some voices are like long drives towards the desert horizon into an unforgettable sunset. Some voices are eternity and will always be a part of the fabric of your existence. This is how the voice of Hope Sandoval makes me feel – she is the come down that gets me high. So today CVLT Nation’s favorite tumblr is Fuck Yeah Mazzy Star. If you are a fan of hers like I am, you will be transfixed by the this site full of everything Star. Check out the gallery of photos and videos – now it’s time to get your daydream on!
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As Irish Rich correctly said, “Bill Ray wasn’t the Lone Ranger…”meaning he wasn’t the only dude photographing the ’60s bikers/hippies/counterculture in a meaningful way – share the love.That being said, he did capture some really stunning images of the original Hells Angels of Berdoo and their striking “Old Ladies” for LIFE back in 1965. It is the Old Ladies (actually quite young), who in fact steal the show with their melancholy beauty and faraway stares. They hold me mesmerized as I search in vain for silent clues to who they were, where they came from, what brought them here. Truth is that there beauty is long gone by now, and they may have even left this world – yet somehow looking at these images they seem like ghostly beauties frozen forever in a place in my mind where time feels irrelevant. If I could only find a way back there. Truth is these Old Ladies are no longer available on the menu. Thank God (oh, and Bill Ray) for these images.
I love the personal commentary Ray shares regarding some of his favorite shots, and the behind-the-scenes escapades while out on assignment with writer Joe Bride covering the San Bernardino Hells Angels. The story for LIFE would never see print as it turns out, but the shots have become legendary despite that and are available in the book Hells Angels of San Berdoo ’65 | Inside the Mother Charter which is definitely worth a look. But don’t stare at the old ladies too long. They will lure you into the deep, dark waters and drown you.
Two of the women riding with the Hells Angels hang out at a bar. According to LIFE writer Joe Bride’s notes– “The girl kneeling by the jukebox is Ruthie and she’s the ‘Old Lady’ of Harvey, a Diablos member from San Bernardino. Harvey attends Angels’ meetings and rides with them but is not a member. It’s only two in the afternoon but Ruthie has already ‘crashed’ from beer and bennies [benzedrine].” Bill Ray has a real liking for this particular photograph. “This is one of my favorites from the whole shoot. There’s something kind of sad and at the same time defiant about the atmosphere. Ruthie is probably playing the same 45 over and over and over again. A real music lover.” –photograph by Bill Ray © Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
When you walk through a subway in NYC, all sort of things run through you mind, both conscious and unconscious. Billboards are everywhere, with messages shaping how you navigate this urban weirdo landscape. The new art project by Jon Burgerman entitled Headshot shows how violent and threatening many of these ads are…Read what Jon has to say below and check out how these billboards will be the death of him!
Jon describes the work as “interventions staged in public” and each image features a violent advertisement found in the New York subway. I’m particularly impressed by how simple and effective these images are at highlighting the violence that exists in ads. Most of us pass these types of images everyday and yet we never stop to notice just how violent they can be.
JK Potter is an artist with an imagination that is rooted in the magic of the underworld and for many years. He has created horror images that could even give the dead nightmares. I love the way his work has mad scents vibe about that keeps my eyes glued to every piece. Without even trying JK Potter pictures have a place in the underground scene and you can tell he has inspired many artist we all respect. Today CVLT Nation celebrates the dark art of a master JK Potter. Check out this gallery of his pieces and have every braincell in your mind kicked into a black hole of horror!
There are a lot of things we put up on CVLT Nation that are intentionally terrifying, gory and brutal – but no other post I have done yet has shaken me like these photos by George Georgiou taken in psychiatric wards in Serbia and Kosovo between 1999 and 2002. The despair and loneliness in these photos is tangible in a way that makes me nauseas. They are hard to look away from, and trying to imagine the stories behind the lives being lived is painful. There is something tragically beautiful about them at the same, and important to recignize in humanity and history. We are cruel to the weak, and at the same time we tell ourselves that they will inherit.
In the 1800s, kids could work full time jobs and they could be thrown in jail or labor camps just like adults. While today only the very worst child criminals are tried in adult court, and even then very rarely, in the 1870s in Newcastle-upon-Tyne kids were routinely sentenced to jail time or hard labor for stealing clothes or food. The Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums have a collection of the Newcastle City Gaol’s mugshots from 1871-1873, and there are a lot of little kids who were doing time! Thankfully these archaic practices had been outlawed by the time I took up petty shoplifting, but then again, maybe a little hard labor would have done me some good…
In the early 20s, a photographer in NYC had the idea to get his own police scanner so that whenever the NYPD broadcasted a crime scene he would be there, camera in hand. His name was Arthur Fellig, born in 1899, and he became known as “Weegee” on the NYC streets, known for his ability to capture the dark side of the city, and recognized as one of the first tabloid photographers. His photos are an amazing historical record of a city that has seen so much violence and poverty throughout the years. The myth of New York City has always amazed me – considering itself the center of the free world, when so many people have been slaughtered on its streets. Check out some of Weegee’s photos below…